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YFMF 10-13-2016 01:21 PM

Could you live on an island?
 
The Caribbean islands not in the hurricane belt are Barbados, Grenada, Trinidad and Tobago, and southern most islands off the coast of Venezuela– Bonaire, Curaçao, Aruba, Providencia Island, San Andrés. These islands can be hit by hurricanes, although it is a rare occurrence.

A short list of islands that are south of the hurricane belt, could you live on one full time?

PCollins317 10-13-2016 01:22 PM

absolutely.

north coast 10-13-2016 01:31 PM

You bet your arse I could .
Like tomorrow.

reelin in the keys 10-13-2016 01:34 PM

1 million percent yes !!! Would actually love nothing more .

YFMF 10-13-2016 01:37 PM

My fear is of getting bored, not me so much, but my wife who enjoys cultural things. An island is pretty limited. But me, myself, I could do it standing on my head I think.

Picaroon 10-13-2016 01:38 PM

Many people if not most think they can live on island. I think the truth is most cannot. They can live there for a while but for a year or more they cannot. There is a thing called "Island Sickness". For some reason you just get tired of the place and you want off..........

SRQMynatt 10-13-2016 01:39 PM


Originally Posted by YFMF (Post 9567119)
The Caribbean islands not in the hurricane belt are Barbados, Grenada, Trinidad and Tobago, and southern most islands off the coast of Venezuela– Bonaire, Curaçao, Aruba, Providencia Island, San Andrés. These islands can be hit by hurricanes, although it is a rare occurrence.

A short list of islands that are south of the hurricane belt, could you live on one full time?

Was stationed in Hawaii 2004-2007, deployed a few times while there so I was not there straight through.

It really started feeling lock a rock sometimes, it's tough when the nearest mainland is a 4 hour $500 flight and that's to LA.

Unless I had reliable, fast, and cheap transportation to the mainland, I couldn't do it for more then a year or so.

Nate5.0 10-13-2016 02:03 PM

I could live in St. Thomas and plan on making that a reality in time to come.

ReelNauti 10-13-2016 02:06 PM

I'm in Aruba right now and I could easily stay.
Please send my boat! :thumbsup:

petealan 10-13-2016 02:14 PM

I tried retiring near Key West on a key with only 2 streets with a house on the water when I was 45. Drove me nuts after 8 months - and thats in this country. I now rent the house as a weekly vacation rental. You can only fish and dive and drink for so long before the boredom sets in.

Snyder61 10-13-2016 02:18 PM

Currently live on a small island in sw fl , now its nothing like the carribean but i will tell you even an hour to the grocery store gets old after awhile. i never thought i would say this but you can only fish so much before it gets old. nice to visit but full time not my cup of tea.

Bamaman 10-13-2016 02:20 PM

I've been to just about every larger Eastern Caribbean island as far as Barbados. We've been to Aruba and Curacao in that direction, and all the islands in the Western Caribbean.

My favorites are St. Barts, St. Lucia and St.Croix or Charlotte Amalie. It's a shame Puerto Rico has never economically been successful, as it should be like Oahu--and it's a little dangerous to live there.

It's a shame all but San Juan are so expensive to get to from The Mainland..

crazybeard 10-13-2016 02:25 PM

I guess if I had to...

petealan 10-13-2016 02:27 PM


Originally Posted by Bamaman (Post 9567355)
I've been to just about every larger Eastern Caribbean island as far as Barbados. We've been to Aruba and Curacao in that direction, and all the islands in the Western Caribbean.

My favorites are St. Barts, St. Lucia and St.Croix or Charlotte Amalie. It's a shame Puerto Rico has never economically been successful, as it should be like Oahu--and it's a little dangerous to live there.

It's a shame all but San Juan are so expensive to get to from The Mainland..

I second that for St Barts. I go every December and for longer each time. This year for 3 weeks. But living there would get boring pretty quick.

skibum 10-13-2016 02:31 PM

Working on it toward the goal of full time, but we also have a 1/2 hour ferry to the mainland, and ae only two quick flights to Colorado. I am never bored there. Return next week, can't wait. I have found staring at the water a couple hours a day to be wonderful! Fishing, golf, snorkeling, volunteering, picking up trash, working on the house and apartment... always a ton to do.

Jughed 10-13-2016 02:32 PM

I used to think so, but wanderlust has set in big time, I love long road trips across the US - Utah, Colorado, Montana.... I want to drive to Alaska... I could spend years in the Utah back country.

Badmako 10-13-2016 03:25 PM

I believe both my wife and I could do this. As so long I had some modern comforts.

commuter boats 10-13-2016 03:55 PM

I've been living on an island all my life with the exception of military time, not nearly the type of island you're referring to, but I know a lot about the isolation and such of island life.
The island I'm on is just over 100 miles long and a little over 20 miles wide at its widest point. A little over 10 miles from one end of the road system to the other and all of our groceries and such come by barge. Fair air service and very poor ferry service, it's not for everybody.

Eastport205 10-13-2016 04:16 PM

"I know a guy....." that says its all its cracked up to be" (we all know him pretty much), HELL yeah I could!

buddy29766 10-13-2016 04:23 PM

I've lived on 8.

Still live on one . Hell yes ! life is simple, had to drive in to Miami today, could not live there.


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